The Leonard Cohen-Swedish TV-Heck Of A Guy Treat
Today, Heck Of A Guy offers, as a Thanksgiving treat,1 a confection from Swedish TV – a video uploaded a few days ago that features Leonard Cohen, aided and abetted – as well as fondled – by Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen, performing “I’m Your Man” on 29/30 June 1988 on Jacob’s Backstage (Med Noje Pa Dalaro) Stockholm, Sweden.
While all the obligatory flirtatious adoration of his back-up singers/willing accomplices associated with the salaciously provocative “I’m Your Man” is, other than the song itself, the high point of the video, at least two other tiny gems adorn this production.
1. I’d Say Please, Too
Just after 2:30 Leonard Cohen does his Roscoe Beck imitation, echoing his own “Pleeeeease.”
For comparison, the video below starts just before Cohen sings “I’d say ‘please,’” which is followed by Roscoe Beck joining in with “Pleeeeease.”
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man (San Jose, 11/13/2009)
Video from arlenedick15
2. Someone Makes A Splash
At 1:54 a diver springs into the lake over Julie Christensen’s right shoulder. As a guide, the screen capture is shown below with the diver’s body circled in red and Photoshopped into high contrast.
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man (Swedish TV, 1988)
Video from caro8680
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